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, nancy cordes and john dickerson. convicted rapist jerry sandusky makes a rambling defense of his innocence, but the judge has the final word. armen keteyian on the sentencing of the former penn state coach. elizabeth palmer takes us inside the compound in libya where the u.s. ambassador died, in his own bedroom. and byron pitts with angels in overalls. >> reporter: how do you see these women? are they girlfriends? neighbors? >> they're my heroes! (laughs) captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. as of today we are down to the final four weeks of the presidential campaign. the focus is narrowing, not just to the nine battleground states but to one in particular-- ohio, which could tip the balance on election night. first the big picture. nationally, the latest gallup poll shows mitt romney leading president obama 49% to 47%. that spread is within the margin of error, so it's essentially a tie. in ohio, new polling today shows this: pollster a.r.g. has romney up by one point, 48% to 47%. but a cnn poll has the president
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during a pursuit has been cleared of any charges. prosecutors say officer miguel masso acted in self-defense when 18-year-old alan bluford pointed a loaded semi-automatic pistol at him in may. bluford was shot three times in the chest and shoulder. >>> a veteran uc-berkeley police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg this morning. he was getting dressed in the police department locker room in sproul hall when the gun went off. he will be okay. >>> in calistoga authorities blew up a crate of ether at the napa county fairgrounds today. wooden crate containing 24 pounds of the volatile dangerous material was found yesterday. it was originally part of a stash of disaster supplies for a 200-bed hospital. it had been stored at the fairgrounds since 1957. >>> while so many places put the brakes on those red light cameras, the bay area city that could spend millions of dollars for more of them. >> entangled sea lions at the san francisco pier, our exclusive video of the rescue. >> a beautiful finish to a lovely tuesday in the bay area. also things are shaping up on the san andreas fault. we'
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of the president's economic policies and added his defense of sesame street. >> took office 32 million people on food statutes. now there are 47 million people on food stamps. these are tough times with real serious issues. so you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. >> ohio could be a make-or- break prize come november. voters there have picked the winner in each of the last 12 presidential elections. and no republican has ever won the white house without it. >>> drivers, some good news. they may still be the nation's highest gas prices but the average price of regular gas jumped less than half cent at 4.74 in san francisco, $4.68 in oakland and $4.67 in san jose. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez is in san jose where len, many are ditching gas and turning to electric cars at an astounding rate. >> reporter: that's exactly right, elizabeth. sales of the chevy volt are really starting to take off. in fact in september, they tripled over last year. they have always been pretty popular here in the bay area. but even this dealer here in san jo
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, yes, he did! >> all about the defense last night from both teams as the giants beat cincinnati 2-1 in 10 innings. this finally getting three hits but it worked. giants trail that series like the as 2-1 games. game 4 is today in cincinnati at 1:00 here in the bay area. >>> let's take you out of this world this morning. this is a live look right now from the international space station. how cool is that. the dragon space capsule a privately built robotic spacecraft is on track upon an early-morning arrival there today. the dragon will deliver a half ton of supplies. this is the first commercial cargo delivery to the station. it's a billion-dollar deal with nasa and the private space flight company spacex. >> they had three astronauts up there. i hear they're a little hungry. >> they are getting some ice cream. >> they will love that. >>> we are getting a little lightning and rain? it's kind of a crazy morning so far, right, lawrence? >> is it that freeze dried ice cream stuff? it's not bad that space ice cream. we are seeing lightning strike around the bay area early on. we have s